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LOS ANGELES / HOLLYWOOD: Looking east from the intersection of Hollywood Boulevard and La Brea Avenue (ca. 1953). Note the Red Car and tracks.

The Santa Monica Freeway under construction at La Cienega and Venice boulevards in 1964. Courtesy of the Los Angeles Times Photographic Archive, UCLA Library.

Los Angeles River. The Los Angeles River (also known as the L.A. River) starts in the Simi Hills and Santa Susana Mountains and flows through Los Angeles County, California, from Canoga Park in the western end of the San Fernando Valley, nearly 48 miles (77 km) southeast to its mouth in Long Beach.

Los Angeles, CA Wiltern Theater. My sister in laws mom worked at the Wiltern. Got to see Johnny Mathis there. It was great!

Offbeat L.A.: The Oldest Surviving Los Angeles Restaurants… A Master List of the Vintage, Historic and Old School

This is a quintessential 1930s LA view if ever I saw one. This is Wilshire Boulevard in 1936 in which we can see the Brown Derby, the entrance to the Ambassador Hotel, the Gaylord Apartments, and in far, far distance, the tower of the Bullock’s Wilshire department store.

I do enjoy the sight of theater with a soaring tower, but this one might have to take the cake. This is the Leimert Theater at 3341 W. 43rd Place, Los Angeles (near USC) This shot was take in 1933—miraculously the building still stands there today as the Vision Theater.

JFK campaigng San Fernando Valley, near Valley Plaza. Woman in backseat is his sister, not Jackie.